Moldova inches closer to first large-scale renewable auction

EBRD to help country tender 25MW of PV and 80MW of wind in 2019 and 2020 even as global experts argue 4.5GW of solar is possible if economics improve.

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Scatec Solar’s first bifacial project goes live in Egypt

Developer links first 65MW of 400MW project at Benban complex, with panels supplied by LONGi and funded by development players keen on bifacial tech.

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Competition can take brakes off Southeast Asia solar market

Competitive tenders, better investment conditions and removing market distortions would enable solar to meet its potential, says developer speaking anonymously.

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Zambia solar tender sets Sub-Saharan price record

Latest GET FiT tender in Zambia awards 120MW of capacity to three winning bidders.

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Zimbabwe regulator to support R&D on renewables integration

Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has invited research proposals related to renewable energy and its integration, as well as firm power and energy efficiency.

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Africa ROUND-UP: Meeco Madagascar PV systems, 10.5MW Gambia tender, Namibian solar water heater

Meeco to install two PV systems in Madagascar, UNDP tenders for 10.5MW of solar in Gambia, First solar electric water heater installed in Namibia.

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Pakistan poised to green-light clean energy goals

Reports that twin 30%-by-2030 targets near adoption emerge after country was singled out by energy experts for doubling PV capacity in a single year.

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Ethiopia’s 250MW Scaling Solar tender moves forward

Ethiopia has issued Request for Proposals (RFP) as part of its 250MWac Scaling Solar tender, asking the 12 pre-qualified bidders to submit their final proposals before the end of June.

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‘World first’ grid-scale lithium-vanadium hybrid project will be in the UK

Pivot Power will collaborate with manufacturer and system integrator redT on what is claimed to be the world’s first grid-scale hybrid battery energy storage project to use a combination of lithium-ion and vanadium technologies.

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New DoE framework puts energy storage at heart of Philippines’ energy reforms

Questions around who should own, operate and ultimately benefit from the deployment of energy storage systems could soon be resolved in the Philippines after the government Department of Energy issued a set of draft guidelines.

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ROUND-UP: Bifacial covers Chilean tower, Sungrow’s 1GW shipments, SolarEdge hits 1 million

LONGi’s bifacial modules added to Latin America’s self-styled tallest timber building, Sungrow hits 40% inverter market share in Vietnam, SolarEdge in monitoring milestone.

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